SCHOOL VISITS & PRESENTATIONS
Here I am with Mrs. Doris Hicks, principal, Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School in
Chatting with a librarian at the Ocean Couny Public Library in
Toms, River, NJ.
Cheryl joined me at a book fair held at the
Portsmouth, VA public library. We had a grand time and were given a royal treatment.
Signing copies of Pass It On: African-American Poetry for Children with illustrator Floyd Cooper at BookExpo.
Cheryl and I with our good friend Walter Dean Myers at a Toys R Us store in New York City.
Induction into New Jersey Writers' Hall of Fame.
Cheryl and I pose with students at World Lit program at Polo Grounds Community Center in Harlem, NY
Reading to students at the Hallen Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT
SHARING & CARING
With dual roles as publisher and author, Wade Hudson offers a unique perspective into the world of children’s literature, education, diversity, publishing and entrepreneurship. An advocate of diversity in literature, Mr. Hudson shares his experience and expertise at school visits, conferences, panels and workshops, addressing some of the most pressing issues related to diversity, education and publishing, including, “Introducing Authentic Multicultural Literature to Young Readers,” and “The ABCs of Publishing Children’s Books.”He and his wife Cheryl were commissioned to create and facilitate a workshop for the Freedom Schools, operated by the Children’s Defense Fund and Mr. Hudson moderated a panel for the 2010 Harlem Book Fair entitled "White and Whatever: Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Books," which was broadcast on C-Span2.
In Mr. Hudson's popular “Meet the Author” school visits, for Pre-K through high school, he talks about his work and mission as an author and publisher, beginning with his formative years in the segregated South, how he began writing as a child, and how that all helped shape what he does today. He also discusses how he and his wife started Just Us Books, and where he currently finds creative inspiration. Presentation for older students (middle and high school grades) also include discussion of entrepreneurship, covering the challenges and rewards of building and owning a business. Presentations for all age groups include a reading from one or more of his books.
Mr. Hudson’s presentations are interactive, engaging, and are tailored to fit the needs of the sponsoring organization and their audience. Mr. Hudson is also available for individual and joint presentations with his wife Cheryl Willis Hudson, herself a children's book author and publisher.
“We really need these types of workshops, especially in our
schools.” --Maryland State Teachers Association Conference attendee on the Hudsons’ workshop “Identifying and Introducing Authentic Multicultural Literature to Young
“Interesting and engaging! Kids asked lots of questions and
were impressed by the story of [Wade Hudson’s] life.” --Jennifer Hausler, PTA Volunteer Valley Cottage Elementary, NY on a “Meet the Author” school visit
For more information on Wade Hudson’s author visit program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send a written request to: Katura Hudson, Director of Marketing, Just Us Books, Post Office Box 5306, East Orange, NJ 07019; fax: 973-677-7570.
Park Avenue School, Orange, NJ
Philadelphia Multicultural Children's Book Fair
Ocean County Public Library, Toms River, NJ
St. Matthew AME Church, Orange, NJ
World Lit Read Aloud Program, Harlem, New York
NEA Conference, Chicago, IL
ALA Convention, New Orleans, LA
Harlem Book Fair, Harlem, NY
NABSE Conference, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, New Orleans, LA American Library Association
International Reading Association
Columbus, OH Metropolitan Library
National Council of Teachers of English
Fox Television Good Day New York
Maryland State Teachers Association
Halle School (Bridgeport Ct.)
C-SPAN2 Book TV
Boston Public Library
Little Rock, AK School District
Madison, WI School District
Harlem NY Book Fair
Cape Girardeau, MO School District
Ocean County Public Library (NJ)
Madison, WI School District
Taking a break during a school visit at the Marshall Elementary School in South Orange, NJ to pose with students.
Engaged in deep conversation with a student at a school in Arlington, VA